These Fried Onion Rings are so easy and delicious! They are great for a large crowd and the best part? You can freeze them and reheat them as needed!
Whisk together flour and beer in a large bowl. Cover the bowl and allow to sit at room temp for at least 3 hours.
20 minutes before you are ready for next step, preheat oven to 200. Place brown paper from shopping bags, or use paper towels on a jelly roll pan.
Peel the papery skins from onions so you don’t cut into the outside onion layer. Cut onions into 1/4 inch thick slices. Separate slices into rings and set aside.
On top of stove, melt enough shortening in a 10 inch skillet to come 2 inches up the side of the pan. Heat the shortening to 375 (use a deep fry thermometer). –I don’t have one so I just waited until I knew it would sizzle. You can test with a drop of water.
With metal tongs, dip a few onion rings into the batter. Then place them into the hot fat. Fry rings turning once or twice until they are an even delicate golden color. Transfer to the paper lined jelly roll pan.
To keep warm, place them on the middle rack of pre-heated oven until all rings have been fried
To freeze: Fry rings and drain on brown paper at room temp. Arrange on jelly roll pan and freeze. When frozen pack in plastic bags and return to freezer.
To reheat: Arrange on jelly roll pan and place in a preheated 400 degree oven for 4-6 minutes.